MET OPERA – IDOMENEO

Rating: NR
Length: 275 mins
Cast:
Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)

Idomeneo (Mozart) – June 17 2017 – FIRST TIME IN HD

Conductor: James Levine

Cast: Elza van den Heever (Elettra), Nadine Sierra (Ilia), Alice Coote (Idamante), Matthew Polenzani (Idomeneo), Alan Opie (Arbace)

James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over a decade this season, stars Matthew Polenzani in the title role. The cast also includes Elza van den Heever as Elettra, Nadine Sierra as Ilia, Alice Coote as Idamante, and Alan Opie as Arbace.

“Here is the MET at its best. Mozart, too.” N.Y TIMES.

“The magnificent Met Chorus was almost ubiquitous in the crucial turning points of the opera, in the storm, the march, the monster scene, and the final happy resolution. They acted as Greek Chorus to comment and explain the plot and the characters’ motives and emotions. In the end, of course, it was the young Mozart and his mature insight into human nature that leaves one breathless as the young couple is hailed as new leaders of Crete, with Idomeneo exiting the stage as the old order is ushered out.” bachtrack ltd.

Official Trailer